Reliability of pricey new voting machines…

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. voters will cast ballots this year on devices that look and feel like the discredited paperless voting machines they once used, yet leave a paper record of the vote

Twitter Update Lets You Populate Old Threads With…

Twitter Update Lets You Populate Old Threads With New Tweets The update is called "continue thread," and it is available on Twitter's iOS app. Only some users have access for now, and Twitter has not revealed when everyone will get it. To use "continue thread," a composition window becomes available when you write out a new tweet. This window lets you see old tweets and threads, allowing you to pick which one to link with the new message. In the older tweet, "continue thread" is an option in the three dots menu. Once clicked, your latest tweet merges with the past thread.

Apple Responds to Guy Who Rang Tim Cook's Doorbell

Apple has secured a temporary restraining order against a man said to be harassing CEO Tim Cook. In one incident described in court documents first spotted by Dave Gershgorn at OneZero, Rakesh "Rocky" Sharma allegedly snuck past a closed gate at Cook's home in Palo Alto, Calif., after dark on...

Marchers support Assange ahead of London…

Hundreds of supporters of Julian Assange have marched through London to demand the British government's refusal to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to face spying charges in the United States

Twitter Considering New Methods To Curb…

​A Twitter spokesperson told NBC News the company is considering various ways "to address misinformation and provide more context for tweets."

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Samsung Galaxy Users Creeped Out by Weird…

Samsung Galaxy users worldwide were confused late Wednesday and early Thursday by a notification from "Find My Mobile" that read simply "1" and did nothing when clicked other than disappear. (A Twitter search reveals words and phrases like "creepy," "freaked out," and "mysterious," plus people wondering whether they were being...

Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices

Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices The tech giant has confirmed its game streaming service will be available on a range of Android devices following the Feb. 20 update. The company revealed that “in addition to the Pixel family, Stadia will now support phones from Samsung, ASUS, and Razer.” A WiFi connection is required, while Google reiterated Stadia can also be used on tablets, desktops, laptops and on TVs through Google Chromecast Ultra. Google’s vice president, Phil Harrison, recently confirmed the company is planning a free tier edition of Stadia later this year. Phil Harrison, via statement

Off-Duty Officers Fight Crime On Date Night

Two off-duty Kentucky police officers were on their weekly date night at Raising Cane's Chicken only to be surprised when an armed robber entered the restaurant demanding money from the cashier. Detective Chase McKeown and Officer Nicole McKeown were only feet away and immediately came to the rescue.

Unscripted 'Friends' reunion special to launch…

WarnerMedia's new streaming service will debut with some extra “Friends.”

TikTok Is Letting Parents Control How Long Kids…

TikTok Is Letting Parents Control How Long Kids Can Spend on App 'Family Safety Mode' has made its debut in the U.K. It will spread to other areas in the coming weeks. Parents must have their own TikTok accounts to make the feature work. The mode lets parents control how much of the app kids can use, such as restricting certain content. Parents can also limit the amount of messages their child's account receives. Shutting off messages completely is an option too. TikTok blog post, via The Verge

TikTok May Have a Demographic Problem

TikTok is a wildly popular app for short videos, and it's especially popular with young users. But as the Wall Street Journal reports, some of those users are too young. The social media company is actively trying to rid the site of those 12 and younger, both for legal reasons...

For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes…

A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's

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Personal Information Of 10 Million MGM Hotel…

A hacking forum posted the information this week from a breach that occurred last summer.

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based…

Microsoft Partners With Samsung for Cloud-Based Game Streaming Service The two companies have come together for the new partnership to create a "premium" streaming experience for gamers. David S. Park, head of Samsung's U.S. marketing team, revealed the news at the launch event for Microsoft's 'Forza Street' game on the Galaxy smartphones. David S. Park, via statment Though nothing has been revealed yet, it has been suggested the partnership could see xCloud come to Samsung's phones. Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft's Project xCloud boss, teased the possibility in a statement to The Verge. Kareem Choudhry, to The Verge

Need 2 Know: Stone Sentencing Fallout, Baby Yoda…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Friday, February 21, 2020.

Infighting and online hoaxes mar Democrats…

The Democratic race for the White House has been marked by online infighting and unsubstantiated allegations of election rigging

Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward…

Ubisoft Says PS5 Will Support Backward Compatibility Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has promised gamers that the next-gen consoles "will be running almost all the back catalog of the previous consoles." Yves Guillemot, via financial call Yves Guillemot, via financial call Sony's Mark Cerny previously confirmed that PS4 games would "definitely" run on the PS5.

Alaska needs broad review of aviation safety…

The National Transportation Safety Board says Alaska needs a comprehensive effort to improve aviation safety

How Effective Is Social Media At Stopping…

Social media companies have been more proactive at stopping health-related misinformation than other kinds. But it's still easy to find.

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WhatsApp Reaches 2 Billion Users

WhatsApp Reaches 2 Billion Users Just two years ago, the free messaging service reported 1.5 billion users. It was initially founded back in early 2009. The new milestone is thanks to WhatsApp's increasing popularity in developing countries like India. WhatsApp also used the accomplishment to reiterate its stance on providing end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp, via blog post The ad-free application was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion. WhatsApp is the second app owned by the social media giant to hit two billion users.

Need 2 Know: Dems Debate, Stone Sentencing

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Thursday, February 20, 2020.